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Schools could vaccinate Children under 12 without Parental Informed Consent

Original post made by resident, Adobe-Meadow, on Sep 16, 2011

The state of California has just passed bill AB499, which will permit minor children as young as 12 years old to be vaccinated with sexually transmitted disease vaccines like Gardasil without parental knowledge or parental consent. This means that if you live in California, school or medical personnel would be allowed to vaccinate your child against an STD without your ever knowing it.

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Posted by so
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

you know a kid can be treated for STDs without a parents consent. Right or wrong this seems to be consistent with that existing law.

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Posted by sweepea
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

What is happening to this country. This sickens me. I have a 4 yr old child with autism and apraxia and I know was due to a reaction to 4 vaccines at a doctor visit. She came home that might from the doctor and developed a very high fever of 104.5. Her fever lasted for about 14 days. I kept bringing her to the doctor every couple of days and was told it was not related to the vaccines without any test done. I was told it was just a virus working it's way out of the body. My daughter stared to regress into autism. All doctors dismissed the possibility of this being related to vaccines.

This sickens me. What is going on with this country. Over my dead body will my child ever receive a vaccine. The last 2 and a half years have been a constant fight with the state and insurance companies to get them to provided intervention for my child they want to give the bare minimum. So all they care about is money not our kids. This is crazy. We need to stand up. This should not be allowed.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

The author of this thread is an idiot.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Meadow Park
on Sep 16, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I will never understand why the school can vaccinate your kid, give her or him birth control or bring her for an abortion without your permission, but can NOT give your kid Tylenol without a prescription from the MD and your permission.

Complete and utter lunacy in the way we function, or dysfunction.

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Posted by Ada
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

There will major lawsuits if the schools vaccinate kids without parental concern.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Ditto Perspective

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Posted by VoxPop
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

The NVIC has been described as "the most powerful anti-vaccine organization in America, and its relationship with the U.S. government consists almost entirely of opposing federal efforts aimed at vaccinating children."(Wikipedia). NVIC's statements are not credible because the organization ignores established science -- such as the exhaustive and definitive studies that show that vaccines do not cause autism.

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Posted by Are we in Mexico?
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I grew up in Mexico, and may times when I was at school a nurse will come and we were told by the principal to make a line so we could be vaccinated. I remember how scared I was, I kept moving to the back of the line, but there was no escape, only those who were absent did not get it. They came announced so we could not plan to stay home. It was awful. My parents and I did not even get to know against what. This is felling closer to Mexico. But it probably happen because most parent trusted the schools and would never speak up against the government. Almost everyone believed that they were doing something good.

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm

One more reason to leave public school.
How can someone vaccinate a child without knowing their current vaccination record or health status?

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